Cost of living in Mexico City, Mexico

Summary of cost of living in Mexico City

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 55,338
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Mex$ 28,970
  • Cost of living in Mexico City is more expensive than in 67% of cities in Latin America (11 out of 30)
  • Cost of living in Mexico City is cheaper than in 74% of cities in the World (152 out of 206)
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List of prices in Mexico City
Current as of Feb 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Mex$ 223
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Mex$ 129
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Mex$ 69
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Mex$ 26
12 eggs, large Mex$ 40
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Mex$ 28
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Mex$ 87
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Mex$ 48
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Mex$ 31
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Mex$ 25
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Mex$ 271
2 liters of coca-cola Mex$ 32
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Mex$ 24
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Mex$ 24,950
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Mex$ 14,485
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Mex$ 1,243
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Mex$ 18,386
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Mex$ 9,787
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Mex$ 825
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Mex$ 379
40” flat screen tv Mex$ 6,926
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 2,880
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Mex$ 119
Hourly rate for cleaning help Mex$ 107
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Mex$ 1,143
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Mex$ 960
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 1,725
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Mex$ 1,665
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Mex$ 377,040
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Mex$ 23
Monthly ticket public transport Mex$ 393
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Mex$ 95
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Mex$ 71
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Mex$ 246
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Mex$ 663
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Mex$ 78
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Mex$ 54
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Mex$ 56
4 rolls of toilet paper Mex$ 32
Tube of toothpaste Mex$ 35
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Mex$ 309
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Mex$ 348
2 tickets to the movies Mex$ 159
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Mex$ 1,071
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Mex$ 859
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Mex$ 189
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Mex$ 85
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Mex$ 59
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Mex$ 15,107
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Mex$ 3.65
1 month of gym membership in business district Mex$ 1,579
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Mex$ 70
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,728 prices entered by 222 different people.
Latest price update: February 05, 2023

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Mexico City position in our World Ranking

the world
152nd
out of 206
latin america
11th
out of 30
mexico
2nd
out of 5

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